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Cosmetic Surgery News Clinics Shannon Weight Loss Center receives distinction for exceptional outcomes – Standard-Times

Shannon Weight Loss Center receives distinction for exceptional outcomes – Standard-Times

Dr. Kenneth Jastrow III, MD, FACS

The Shannon Weight Loss Center is now a BlueCross BlueShield of Texas Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery. The Blue Distinction Centers program nationally recognizes centers that complete evidence-based thresholds for clinical quality and care. The centers recognized by this distinction demonstrate their commitment to better overall outcomes for the bariatric surgery patients they care for by offering a wide range of both inpatient and outpatient services.

The Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery program provides a full-range of bariatric surgery care, including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care, and patient education.

To receive a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, a healthcare facility must demonstrate success in meeting patient safety measures as well as bariatric-specific quality measures. The Shannon Weight Loss Center met these measures for their complication and readmission rate for laparoscopic procedures in sleeve gastrectomy.

The facility also met the requirements of being nationally accredited, both at a bariatric program-specific level and demonstrated cost efficiency compared to its peers. Facilities designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery are, on average, 20% more cost-efficient in an episode of care compared to other facilities.

During the last two years, results for the Shannon Weight Loss Center Bariatric Surgery program include:

  • A 0% mortality rate since program inception
  • A 0% reoperation rate in 2019
  • A 0% occurrence of serious events in 2019
  • All measures exceed MBSAQIP expectations for
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